Hop Nosh IPA - Uinta Brewing Company

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Hop Nosh IPAHop Nosh IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,152 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,152
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 96
Gots: 506 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bold and refreshing, this IPA combines an abundance of hops with a smooth malt profile.

82 IBU

(Beer added by: Beernoisseur on 10-04-2011)
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Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of stakem
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my boy Broc for gifting me with a bottle of this recently. Poured into a pub glass, the brew appears a hazed color of orange with some lighter yellow around the edges. A finger of yellowish stained froth sits atop and slowly fades leaving some webby patterns of lacing effect sticking to the glass. Pretty decent retaining powers composed of rather large bubbles.

The aroma has a nice floral and fruity rind quality. A bit of herbs, grass and pine with a slight catty aspect. For being bottled 3 months ago, the brew displays a pleasant depth of hop character still lingering in the nose. More smells reveal a bit of bready grain character that is slightly toasted.

The taste has that previously described toasted grain character before the onset of hop flavoring and modest bitterness. The hops have an oily feel of resinous pine, bitter rinds/pulp and a bit of floral element. It is somewhat herbal and grassy with a flavor of grapefruit rinds and slight minty aspect across the back before a perfume-like ester of alcohol takes things to the next level.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew for an ipa. It is overall a pretty decent brew but not something I would go out of my way for or continually purchase time after time. I am appreciative of the chance to try it and if given the opportunity to have a fresher bottle, I wouldn't hesitate.

Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sure enough, a CAN surfaced, thanks to the good people at the Harrisburg Brewers Festival last Saturday (15 June 2013) who understand the importance of The CANQuest (TM)!

Today is Thursday, 20 June and I am Brother Woody, pseudo-monk with the Order of Disorder. My partner is Sam Knocken, my Old Lady is La Petite Abeille. The city is Lancaster, PA. The review you are about to read is true. No one is innocent so nothing has been changed.

The Crack was an audible masterpiece as was the inverted Glug. With two dense fingers of tawny head staring at me, I had some time to kill. Color was a deep-amber with NE-quality clarity and loads of obvious effervescence. Heavy, sticky lacing was beginning to form, so I readied myself for my first hops fix of the day. I tied off, brought up a vein, wiped a drop of sweat from my brow and leaned in for a whiff. Holy dank, Batman! Where did they load this batch of hops, anyway? Mendocino County, California? The rest of the monastery was off copying the Bible, using a Xerox, which I think is cheating, but nobody was looking, so I shot up, I mean, took a deep draught. Mouthfeel was soft and caressing on the tongue, accompanied by an immediate caramel malt sweetness, followed by a cooling minty flavor from the hops. I may be mis-remembering, but I swear that Brach's used to make a Mint caramel when I was a wee lad. Today, I am not big on sweets, but this was goood. The finish exhibited the same interplay between the malt and the hops that I noted in the mouth. I like it!

I received this from my local, in-person trader, tone77, recently and I CAN assure you that I will be re-reviewing it from a CAN in the near future. In the interim, a bottle will have to suffice.

From the bottle: "For Best Flavor Enjoy in a Glass"; "Brewed with RENEWABLE POWER Wind & Solar"; "Earth, Wind and Beer"; "Loaded by Uinta Brewing Co.".

I utilized an aggro pour, causing the formation of a dense finger of tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was of resinous piney hops and having come from a high school no-hitter this afternoon, it reminded me of pine tar. Wow! Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were notched up to the point of unmistakability. I now wonder where the demarcation line between an AIPA and a DIPA actually lies. It is somewhere around this brew. Great lacing began to form in my glass as I drank. Finish was actually only semi-dry, which is surprising, given the level of IBUs that this must register. If this measures up from a CAN, my cooler may have a new friend.

Photo of corby112
3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of earthy and sweet fruit notes countered by a caramel malt backbone. Floral with hints of grass and pine countered by grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel. Malt presence is strong with caramel, toffee and biscuit.

Medium bodied with a complex hop profile that's slightly hindered by a prominent malt backbone. Nice balance of earthy and sweet notes with dry, piny bitterness giving way to tropical and citrus fruit flavor. Hints of grass, soil and pine needle countered by pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, there is a strong malt backbone with hints of caramel, toffee and biscuit. The hop profile is pretty nice but the strong malt presence overpowers it a bit too much for my liking.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got in a trade with swingracex. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 6/6/2013. Pours lightly hazy bright orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, tangerine, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, bread, grass, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine resin, floral, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice flavor balance of pine/citrus hops with a light-moderate malt balance; and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, very sticky, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good complexity of hop flavors with a solid malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of weeare138
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a transparent light gold with a small white cap that quickly fades into a collar. Streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of light citrus, and flowers with a touch of pine sap.
Taste is of the aromas with a bitey bitterness found in the swallow.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light, and refreshing with a dry finish.

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 11-17-11, yes, nice fresh hoppy IPA.

Pours hazed lighter amber, loose and fluffy of white head, some retention shown, then a loose film, thicker collar and decent low sheeting and spots of lace.

Pungent citric nose, chunks of fresh pineapple and grapefuit come to mind.

Fruity and flavorful. Hopped up and moderatly bitter on the back end AIPA. Easy to drink and enjoy every sip of this one.

Photo of LXIXME
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small to lesser medium sized off white head settles to a quarter inch or less of frothy covering above a clear light caramel copper colored beer.

Light citrus and pine hops aroma just seems to get better as the beer warms a bit.

Fresh pine seems to be coming through more than anything else when drinking this IPA, along but to a lesser degree there is some citrus as well as a fresh cut grass aspect to the taste.

Dry aftertaste that seems to almost pucker the lips and leaves a slight citrus taste behind with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty darn decent IPA, not overwhelming but it has some nice citrus and pine hops characteristics that I like.

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep straw color with good carbonation and a small white cap

S: Some grass and hay with a dash flowers in there for good measure

T: Grassy with light citrus notes notes, somple but clean and tasty as heck. Wow. this beer hops and pops well.

M: Lighter to medium body with good carbonation, light floral and fresh cut grass lingers

O: Good IPA and a very clean, well put together IPA

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Imperial Pint Glass

Unita's IPA glides into the glass nice without a overabundant head. The liquid is a very clear golden color with a small amount of amber peeking through. The cap is an inch of white foam with decent retention and OK clinging ability. Smell is what you would expect, hopped up nicely with a big malty background. I can smell the alcohol pretty clearly. Some tropical fruit scent coming off and a bready malt bill. Taste is a very hop forward ale with a sweet side to it. The malts come first and than some alcohol, reminding me of some East coast DIPA'S. After that the hops form a bitter seal on the tounge and cling for a good amount. A grassy aftertaste is left and the alcohol stays. feel is right dead center medium and a bit syrupy. Easy drinking beer but a bit rough around the edges.

Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Coffee Table Lounge. On to the beer:

This IPA is lighter orange colored and topped with a little head, though it does whip some rings of lace around. It's a classic West Coast IPA by profile, providing an aroma with grapefruit, pine, and orange, while the taste is pleasantly hoppy with clean pie, sweet grapefruit, citrus, and a decent caramel base. The bitterness is tolerable as well, pleasant and not over the top.

Very good showing by Uinta. It looks like they can do that hop thing too.

Photo of Zorro
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber orange colored beer with a very small white colored head. This is pretty much the color I call IPA orange.

Smell is sweet malt and hops, sweeter than most IPAs. This one leans more to the citrus side than the pine. Passion fruit and pineapple are strong in this . Grapefruit, orange and lemon are lesser scents. Slightly woody the malt here is more or less simple syrup.

Starts out sweet and woody at first. Sweet upfront and ends bitter. Tastes like it smells but not as intensely. Bitterness is medium.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a nice IPA, just wish is tasted more like it smells

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hop Notch IPA
Uinta Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.30 %

LOOK: Clear light orange colored brew, slight off white head and plenty of lace work.

SMELL: Nose of orangey citrus, floral notes, pine needles, and bready malts.

TASTE/FEEL: Smooth easy drinking ale with a small hop bite, mild citrus notes full of orange and grapefruit. An herbal note is also attributed to the hops, with biscuity, pale malt flavor adding some sweetness. The finish of the beer is slightly bitter, with more citrus notes lingering.

OVERALL: A great session IPA for the warmer months. Very refreshing, well balanced, flavorful brew. Well made, and a six pack is well worth the purchase. Bottled on 7-24, nice and fresh indeed.

Photo of smakawhat
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A gorgeous crystal clear orange almost peach colored, with some slow rising pinhead sized carbonation. A solid foamy off white cap that is frozen in place three fingers deep. This is real nice looking although the foam could look a little nicer texture wise.

Nice simple airy sweet malt and light but noticeable hop presence. Kind of a good mix between biscuits and pine citrus. Quite solid.

Taste brings a real nice grapefruit sweetness and just slow growing astringency from the hop. Slight thickness in the body for the texture, but not too much. Good initial sting and just the perfect amount of sweetness and sugars on the finish. Nose follows the taste and brings mild brown bread crust also.

I am very impressed by this beer. The flavors just seem to slowly build and get nice and big without overpowering everything or fighting with each other. Great beer!

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Wasatch
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: 10/26/11

Pours a very nice slightly hazy golden orange color, nice carbonation, with a nice little fizzy off-white head, with a nice big oil slick in the middle of the glass, and some nice sticky lacing. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt notes, a nice touch of citrus and pine notes. The taste is very nice, hoppy, nice blend of malts, with some citrus/pine notes. Medium Body, very nice bitter/dry finsh. This is a very tasty American IPA, goes down pretty nicely. Job well done Uinta!

Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Fat Squirrel pint glass. Bottled on 23 April, 2012 and stored refrigerated most or all of the time since.

Pours a very clear amber with a fairly creamy, eggshell colored head. The head has decent retention and leaves the glass pretty well coated.

A nice fresh hop aroma and flavor, especially given nearly 6 months since bottling. The aftertaste has a nice orange/citrus aspect in addition to the usual grapefruit rind. Aroma gets a bit more earthy with warming.

O: a satisfying, well-crafted, citrusy IPA. Has a higher ABV than usual which is well-hidden in the taste and nose, but mars the mouthfeel.

Photo of tdm168
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orangish amber with a half of an inch of cloud-like, soft, head that has fantastic retention. The nose has a big citrusy, floral aroma. The flavor opens up with a nice, forward, bready malt character followed by some faint pineapple and a big, citrusy hop finish. There is a mild bitterness that lingers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a solid IPA. The malt character is present and forward. The hops are smooth and balanced. It's very enjoyable and very drinkable.

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Hop Nosh IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,152 ratings.